Our friend Mu enjoying a rest in Old Bagan. The bare brickwork behind her used to be elaborately stuccoed and painted, but what a thousand years of weather didn’t abrade was shaken off by the 1970s earthquake. Although some of the temples are being stabilized and restored, there’s been a big uproar about the restoration efforts not being true to the original designs. frankly, there aren’t funds (or even references) for a precise replica. Well-intentioned, if modern, reconstruction looks like the only salvation for the temple city.